Tony Abbott skols a beer in only 7 seconds
Australia’s PM Tony Abbot was filmed drinking a large glass of beer in only 7 seconds.
Tony Abbott was at a bar in east Sydney on April 18 along with players from the UTS Bats Australian Rules football team.
Some members of the team shouted chants encouraging the prime minister to finish his drink in one move.
Tony Abbott finished the schooner – around two-thirds of a pint – in a little more than 7 seconds.
One of the team’s coaches, Simon Carrodus, told Australian Women’s Weekly: “He proceeds to reach down and grab a schooner and he drank from head-to-toe the entire schooner, dribbling little bits on his shirt.
“He was proud as punch.”
One of Tony Abbott’s predecessors, Bob Hawke, boasted of breaking a world record by drinking two-and-a-half pints of beer in only 11 seconds.
In 2012, at the age of 82, Bob Hawke was filmed drinking a large beer in seconds at a cricket match.
Tony Abbott said last year he enjoyed “a drink on social occasions” but warned of the perils of binge drinking.
The prime minister wrote: “There’s a world of difference between having two or three drinks a night and occasionally a bit more on a Saturday night and this new binge culture.”
After the footage was posted, Tony Abbott came in for some criticism.
One Twitter user said: “Whoop dee doo Abbott chugged a beer. Still can’t run a government.”
Many of the responses were congratulatory. Ben Cubby, the deputy editor of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, wrote on Twitter: “Say what you like, but Abbott did well with that beer.”